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Old 04-14-2019, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by meirion1 View Post
In my experience the micro switch usually fails.

I suggest that you replace it.
Thank you Meirion1. I have put it all back together and I am going to wait until I am back in the UK for a few weeks end of June and pick up a second-hand one there. I don't mind paying for a replacement but the price doubles if I have to have it shipped here!
At least (thanks to the help I have received) I now know exactly how to remove and refit!!
 
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EsRay, before replacing your door actuator, test it again by applying 12v to pins 5 & 6 using an independent 12v power source, NOT the cars actuator power supply plug.
An independent power test is necessary because the cars locking control module may currently be supplying no power or incorrect polarity because it is not synchronised with this actuator.

If your actuator still does not operate with an independent power supply, then you can assume its has a faulty motor or micro switch.

However, if the actuator now operates with an independent power supply, you will need to synchronise it, by opening the other 3 doors & then setting your removed actuator into its 'open' position, using your independent power supply. (The open position can be determined from the position of the actuators locking' teeth)'.

Replace the actuator back into the car door in its open position before connecting the power supply plug & all doors should then be synchronised with the control module.
 
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[QUOTE=henry crun;2055837]EsRay, before replacing your door actuator, test it again by applying 12v to pins 5 & 6 using an independent 12v power source, NOT the cars actuator power supply plug.

Thank you Henry. Please forgive my ineptness, but I have studied the wiring diagram and I appear unable to decipher which pins are 5 & 6?
 
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Am I being really stupid here? There are two connectors on the Actuator and is it obvious which pin is pin 5 and which is pin 6 on which of the two?
 

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Old 04-17-2019, 05:08 PM
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Am I being really stupid here? There are two connectors on the Actuator and is it obvious which pin is pin 5 and which is pin 6 on which of the two?
Pins 5 & 6 are located inside the large female connector and are labelled with small adjacent numbers (as I recall). (You can also identify these pins from the end of the car cable plug connector.
 
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Henry, thank you for all of your help.
I have already put the door back together because I need to use my car, but I plan to take your advice and undo the damned thing again just before I go to the UK for a 3 week break; that way, I can check whether it is really dead and then leave the door card etc off until I return with a replacement (should this prove necessary). Our apartment building has excellent security staff, cameras everywhere etc, so I am not worried about leaving the door unlocked.
Again, thanks.
 
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I just fitted a used lock from Autoreserve, ~25. Works perfectly. Came undressed, ie. missing some plastic mouldings that I had to transfer over. But whereas the original is powdercoated black (and externally looks as new), the replacement was unpainted, and looked a bit scruffy. Both are stamped "Ford". So I'm wondering if the used lock might not have come off a X350, hence the missing plastic part (I can't understand why a breakers would take that off a car).

I just fitted the lock, none of this synchronisation.. Very easy job it proved.

The process was educational. Unbelievable number of completely different block connectors in one door. The locks I replaced and fitted had two block connectors, with a smaller one for maybe the deadlock? Lack of standardisation in connector blocks probably doesn't help electrical system reliability.
 
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Ispab, thanks. Is this what you bought:

eBay
 
 
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